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Aging

“Aging” is something we frequently think of as happening at some nebulous point after we “grow up,” signifying a dark descent after our prime where our mental, physical, and emotional capacities all start to decline. But this idea ignores the fact that our brains are always capable of learning, changing, and synergizing ideas together in new and intriguing ways. Experience can bring great wisdom, and while it is true that our bodies change and become more susceptible to illness and injury the longer we live, there is much we can do to keep ourselves healthy and vibrant. Still, living in a culture that places the highest value on keeping up the appearance of youth and vitality can be exhausting, stressful, and undermining to our feelings of self-worth. Finding new ways to live whole-heartedly is part of the joy of living a long life, and we can rely on those who have walked this path before us for inspiration.

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Millennials Show Us What ‘Old’ Looks Like - Disrupt Aging

What age do you consider to be old? We posed that question to millennials in this social experiment and asked them to show us what “old” looks like. Then we introduced them to some real “old” people.

Doing Sixty & Seventy

Gloria Steinem. Updated Version Of The Author's Essay Doing Sixty, Originally Published In 1994 As Part Of A Larger Collection Of Essays Entitled Moving Beyond Words. Sponsored By Agesong Senior Communities. Includes Bibliographical References And Index.

Rethinking Retirement

The days and nights and years could be long — if you’re lucky. Here are some tips to make them meaningful, too.

Finally I saw that everything had come to nothing. and gave it up. and took my old body and went out into the morning and sang.

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Still Going Strong: Sexuality in Older Adults - Tuuli Kukkonen - TEDxGuelphU

The importance of sexual expression in older adults remains a controversial topic despite the positive relationship between sexual functioning and quality of life across the lifespan. In this talk, Dr.

Healthy Aging: Challenges and Solutions

In Healthy Aging: Challenges and Solutions, the nation's leading experts, researchers, analysts, and educators present their frustrations, findings, insights, and recommendations on what current research reveal s about the promise of healthy aging, how we are unprepared for the long-term chronic nee...

Living an Examined Life

What life demands of us changes somewhere along the way. The second half of the journey is when we truly become grown-up—and must own up to responsibility for the way things are turning out.

It’s funny: I always imagined when I was a kid that adults had some kind of inner toolbox full of shiny tools: the saw of discernment, the hammer of wisdom, the sandpaper of patience.

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13 Strength-Training Benefits for Seniors (Why Build MUSCLE after 50?)

Should Seniors lift weights? Are there benefits to strength training after 50? Yes, and yes! Here are 13 things you will benefit from by building stronger muscles, no matter how old you are. You are never too old to improve your health, and lifting heavy things will help you do that.

The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully

Not only accepting but celebrating getting old, this inspirational and illuminating work looks at the many facets of the aging process, from purposes and challenges to struggles and surprises.

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